Great Sermon! It is not only America that walks like the other Gentiles does, is is Australia as well. But I thank the LORD for opening my eyes. I cannot even find a Church that walk in the Righteousness of God in this Place. Thank you Elizabeth Baptist Church for these online Sermons.
"Mankind was created in the image of God, but we are called to ACT like Christ. Consider the attributes: holy, righteous, merciful, giving, loving, compassionate... the list can go on and on... but ask yourself; are you acting like Christ? If not, isnâ€™t it time for us to start?" stephenr wrote
Stephen, I don't know who it was wrote that commentary you quoted, but the conclusion is excellent, and worthy of all pondering and musing.
Michael, thank you for clearing that up.
Until the incarnation of the Word in 4BC, all three members of the Godhead were Spirit, and invisible. So whoever it was that created man in Genesis 1:27 was invisible and therefore did not have "an image" to replicate.
I'm real glad you do not countenance the teachings of men like Ken Copeland who is fully convinced that God the Father is a 6ft tall God sitting on a throne in the heavenlies. Worse still is his insistence that the gospel of Christ is not found at the cross, but what happened afterwards.
IT reminds me of George Santayana's famous phrase, 'those who do not remember history are condemned to repeat it' though you would think 2 examples of socialism in this hemisphere--Cuba and Venezuela--would provide good examples of what not to do. But, as the other expression goes, 'A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still' so the liberals who control the media will not listen to any Cuban or Venezuelan telling them how things are not working in their countries.
And, this is a reminder that 'elections have consequences' and many conservative voters did not show up last year, or, as Democrats still control the vote counting in many areas, more of the dead voted than conservatives. And the current Open Border issue is another reminder--Dems need these people here to allow them to vote (for Dems, of course).
Commentary on Genesis. "Since the image of God had been destroyed in us by the fall, we may judge from its restoration what it originally had been. Paul says that we are transformed into the image of God by the gospel. And, according to him, spiritual regeneration is nothing else than the restoration of the same image. (Col 3:10, Eph 4:23) That he made this image to consist in righteousness and true holiness, is by the figure synecdoche; for though this is the chief part, it is not the whole of God's image. Therefore by this word the perfection of our whole nature is designated, as it appeared when Adam was endued with a right judgment, had affections in harmony with reason, had all his senses sound and well-regulated, and truly excelled in everything good. Thus the chief seat of the Divine image was in his mind and heart, where it was eminent: yet was there no part of him in which some scintillations of it did not shine forth." (Calvin) http://branemrys.blogspot.com/2005/07/john-calvin-on-image-of-god.html
Thanks for the reminder from the US Constitution, but in this case Congress is not involved, so it is OK for the city to make whatever zoning code they want, in the name of 'public health, safety and welfare' which can include almost anything. You have to hire a zoning lawyer to explain it, though. I heard of a case where a large church bought a 5-acre residential property that had been owned by specialists in the import of "Federally controlled substances" then was owned by the US Marshals, then sold to the church. But the neighbors hired some expensive law firm to fight the zoning change from residential to church, and it took years, consumed much of the church's time and money. Today the site sits as vacant as it was before they bought it.
Yes, the slaughter of the Innocents can continue. It would be good for all Christians to know which way their Senators voted on this issue, but I dare anyone reading this to look in their local newspaper to find that out.
John UK.. Well, it's a good thing you said "it looks like"... I never implied that God is a human, six feet tall or whatever. You just read that meaning into that. If you understand what "In His image" means then you will most likely understand what I mean. God is not human but we were created by Him as humans in His image.
â€śSo God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.â€ť (Genesisâ€¬ â€1:27â€¬)- Man was created in the image of God. There has been a lot of speculation over the years on what exactly that means: does it mean physicallyâ€”that God is bipedal? Does it mean conceptuallyâ€”referring to our three parts: Spirit, body, and soul? Does it mean philosophicallyâ€”referring to our ability to choose good and evil? Maybe it means all three. However, for the Christian it takes on new meaning. Mankind was created in the image of God, but we are called to ACT like Christ. Consider the attributes: holy, righteous, merciful, giving, loving, compassionate... the list can go on and on... but ask yourself; are you acting like Christ? If not, isnâ€™t it time for us to start?
Unprofitable Servant wrote: Dems offering nothing Jim but open borders and all the problems that brings in and unpaid workers suffering so they can tweak Trump. The Pelosi/Schumer government shutdown needs to end with the Dems doing what is right for this country and funding the wall.
Dems offering nothing Jim but open borders and all the problems that brings in and unpaid workers suffering so they can tweak Trump. The Pelosi/Schumer government shutdown needs to end with the Dems doing what is right for this country and funding the wall.
Problems with your view If you read John Gill, you will get a more accurate description of the historic millennium view. Once the Lord has taken us up into the cloud with Him (in the first resurrection and the postmill rapture), He will burn all wickedness from the face of the earth. Then we will descend with Him to a renovated earth where there will be no unbelievers, no sin, nothing that defiles. Similar to Noah's ark while he awaited the destruction/renovation of the earth by water. There will be a sabbath rest in which the earth and mankind display God's original design in the garden of eden. At the end, God will throw satan into the lake of fire after his brief but vain attempt to ruin the earth again fails. The unbelieving dead will be raised (second resurrection) and also cast into the lake of fire...(the second death). The first resurrection is the resurrection of the just. We will then behold a new heaven and earth and live with our Lord for all eternity.
"Amendment I. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."
Eph 4:17 .... in the vanity of their mind, 18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:"
These are the people who develop the fallacious fictional creed of evolution.
Psalm 14:1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good. 2 The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God. 3 They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one."
The Pope: Slain by God's Righteous Wrath Every pope that has ever existed throughout history, was and will be slain by God's Righteous Wrath. If the pope lived in the days of Elijah on Mount Carmel, Elijah would have slain the pope. This is what Elijah did the prophets of Baal. 1 Kings 18:40 is worth remembering.
"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery." (Winston Churchill)
"The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money." (Margaret Thatcher)
Socialism/Communism/Liberalism Develops into :- "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others" "A proclamation by the pigs who control the government in the novel Animal Farm , by George Orwell. The sentence is a comment on the hypocrisy of governments that proclaim the absolute equality of their citizens but give power and privileges to a small elite."
PS: Never be deluded by the term "Democracy" When it is used by politicians and bureaucrats, it usually means - We are in charge. You put us there, and We know best. Do what you are told.
Lurker wrote: A sobering and well written commentary. It will be interesting to see who slithers out from under their rocks during the next six months to attempt to defeat Trump as Democratic candidates for POTUS. One thing seems certain; the slide to socialism will come quickly after Trump's presidency and the younger generation seems all too willing to have it come and the liberals are all too eager to give it to them in exchange for their votes.
Its alive and well in most of the heavily populated metros already which is why I hate travelling to any of them.
This liberal socialistic 3 ring circus model is systematically destroying Venezuela from the inside right now at breakneck speed, yet people happily jump on this bandwagon with a smile and a nod and say yes! Sign me up!
The Bayou purchase was well worth the investment long ago, maybe we should consider the Cali sell. We could sell it for the price of the current national debt we have to this group. Maybe throw in Oregon and Washington as well but keep our bases active on the pattern of Gitmo in Cuba...and then build a wall with the excess funds. After they implode in say 50 years or less, we reconstruct on a debt free, pay as you go system of government.